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Griswold in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Jewett City

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, October 4, 2019
1. Jewett City Marker
Inscription.  
Jewett City

In April 1771, Eliezer Jewett opened a sawmill on the Pachaug Ríver. This area was the beginning of a small village which became known as Pachaug City before the close of the Revolutionary War.
About 20 years later, Eliezer Jewett named this area first Jewet's or Jewet's City, then finally Jewett City.
On February 15. 1895, the village of Jewett City petitioned the Connecticut General Assembly for incorporation as a borough in the Town of Griswold now known as Jewett City.
On July 18, 1895 Jewett City adopted its charter by a vote of 135 to 20. The governing body, the Board of Warden and Burgesses, was first elected August 1, 1895.
Erected by
Jewett City's Board of Warden and Burgesses
July 18, 1988

 
Erected 1988.
 
Location. 41° 36.265′ N, 71° 59.05′ W. Marker is in Griswold, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of Slater Avenue (Connecticut Route 138) and Main Street (Connecticut Route 12), on the left
Jewett City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 4, 2019
2. Jewett City Marker
when traveling north on Slater Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jewett City CT 06351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Griswold Civil War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Griswold World War II Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Griswold World War I Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Griswold Vietnam Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Griswold Korean War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lisbon Veterans Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lisbon Revolutionary War Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lisbon World War I Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griswold.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Griswold, CT. (Submitted on October 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Jewett City, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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